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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Let Me Be Your Racism Tutor- I'm Starting a Patreon! | Blog News

So, as you may or may not know I have a very severe chronic illness. And any financial help I can get would very much make my life easier.

Since this blog takes up a LOT of my time, I will probably on the longrun be unable to make any more posts without financial support. That's the chronic illness life.

I decided to launch a Patreon specifically because I've noticed that SO MANY allies approach me with very detailed questions about writing diversely or recognizing problematicness that I physically cannot answer all of them without repercussions to my mental and physical health. 

These kinds of posts take a lot of energy, especially to a chronically-ill person like me. Patreon is the perfect place for even MORE posts about problematicness, racism, ableism, homophobia, and also a nice way to help you with your own writing and ensure the next generation of writers gets some help.

This will be mostly a feature for the allies and social justice advocates-in-training. I will be making several posts every month answering questions that you may have. 

THE IMPORTANT STUFF - What you can expect from this Patreon

  • exclusive writing advice in terms of writing diversely 
  • exclusive advice on recognizing problematicnesss
  • exclusive resources about problematciness.
  • the option to submit questions that ill be answering periodically, so this is very much about you deciding what you want to see. 
  • the option for a one-on-one personalized writing advice session if you like
  • I'm also African, living in Germany, biracial, bisexual, disabled, and have experience with mental illness - so if you have any questions in regards to writing characters that are one of these things, you can totally ask me for advice.
Beyond that, supporting me on Patreon will help to ensure that I'll be able to blog and advocate online and serve as a resource. Because right now it's proving very difficult for me to afford this.

BIO - Who am I

I'm a chronically-ill book blogger, writer, and aspiring publishing professional. I've been blogging on my book blog The Bookavid since September 2014, primarily focusing on promoting and reviewing diverse reads. On my tumblr I have made more than 250+ book recommendation, 60+ blogging advice posts and about 20+ on racism  and problematicness. I frequently talk about diversity with my followers.

I'm also trying to get a foot in the door in the publishing industry where my main goal will be to help diversifying and doing everything I can to get marginalized readers the representation they deserve. Unfortunately this proves very difficult despite lots of experience, mainly because I cannot work in-person. And even beyond that my chronic illness makes it pretty much impossible for me to have a regular job without facing a severe health risk because my health keeps steadily declining and symptoms keep getting worse.


FOR WHAT - What will I do with the money

Any money received through this will go towards living expenses. My chronic illness makes it incredibly difficult for me to live normally - I cannot physically work and any time I put into creating content online of course takes away from that. This is why I'd love your support, because without it I won't be able to continue blogging and promoting diverse books for marginalized readers, serving as a resource for more than 20,000 people online. 

Any financial help would make it possible for me to continue to promote diverse reads and continue making blog posts and book recommendations that are very much needed, considering how little representation marginalized readers have on the market right now. It's hard to do that while being disabled, but I'm determined to keep serving as a resource and helping marginalized readers out there.


So here's the Patreon link. Stop by if you like.


If you'd still like to support but can't afford becoming a Patron, a virtual coffee through ko-fi is always nice. 

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